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Video game news, reviews and commentary with Gazette reporter Jake Magee.
Press Start: I wish Valve could count to three
Press Start: I wish Valve could count to three
Video game developer Valve is responsible for bringing us some of the most beloved game franchises in history, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes. It's just too bad so many will end unfinished.
Press Start: 'Metro' games nail atmosphere
Press Start: 'Metro' games nail atmosphere
An effective, properly executed atmosphere can turn a fun yet forgettable game into a memorable adventure.
Press Start: The nostalgia of ‘Unravel’
Press Start: The nostalgia of ‘Unravel’
Every once in a while, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee runs across a game that sticks with him not because of its gameplay or story but the feelings it evokes. "Unravel" is one such experience.
Press Start: ‘Destiny 2’ feels identical to ‘Destiny’—but that's OK
Press Start: ‘Destiny 2’ feels identical to ‘Destiny’—but that's OK
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee had a few hours to play the "Destiny 2" beta this weekend. It feels almost exactly like the original "Destiny," but that's not necessarily a bad thing, he writes.
Press Start: I don't get the 'Kingdom Hearts' craze
Press Start: I don't get the 'Kingdom Hearts' craze
It's been announced the long-awaited "Kingdom Hearts III" will release next year. Fans who grew up with the series are elated, but Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee doesn't get the craze.
Press Start: The most expensive classic video games
Press Start: The most expensive classic video games
Some video game enthusiasts are willing to shell out literally thousands of dollars for classic games. Here are some of the most expensive ones, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: My top 10 best Pokemon
Press Start: My top 10 best Pokemon
Whether you're playing “Pokemon Go,” “Sun” or “Moon,” the trading card game or watching the anime, here are some of the best Pokemon out there, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: 'Ori and the Blind Forest' reignited my love of platforming
Press Start: 'Ori and the Blind Forest' reignited my love of platforming
As Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee grew older, his childhood draw to platforming games waned—until he played through “Ori and the Blind Forest” over the weekend.
Press Start: New 'God of War' deserves better than original trilogy
Press Start: New 'God of War' deserves better than original trilogy
The three main 'God of War' games left a lot to be desired. Here's where the original trilogy was weak and how 'God of War' for the PlayStation 4 could improve.
Press Start: The best bits of E3 2017
Press Start: The best bits of E3 2017
Another year of Electronic Entertainment Expo conferences have come and gone, leaving fans a wake of new trailers, demos and games to discuss and analyze for months to come. Here are the best parts of the show, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.